McAlister’s Deli to open at Notre Dame
South Bend, Ind. — Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group said that McAlister’s Deli will open a 4,551-sq.-ft. location at Notre Dame, in South Bend, Ind.
The new quick-service delicatessen is slated to open this summer.
Freeb!rds World Burrito to open at Ventura Village
Ventura, Calif. — Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers said that Freeb!rds World Burrito has leased retail space in Ventura, Calif., at Ventura Village shopping center.
The fast casual-style Mexican restaurant has leased 2,808 sq. ft., bringing the center to 98% leased. The tenant is slated to open in June.
The Ventura Village location will be the first in Ventura County and one of the first five Freeb!rds restaurants to open in California.
The 76,070-sq.-ft. shopping center is anchored by Vons, alongside national retailers such as Subway, Fantastic Sams and Papa John’s Pizza.
Caruso names COO, outlines expansion plans
Los Angeles — Caruso Affiliated said it has named Paul Kurzawa as the company’s new COO, a newly created position for the company. Kurzawa was previously executive VP operations for Caruso.
The firm also outlined a comprehensive expansion program that is designed to double its size in the next five years, according to founder and CEO Rick Caruso. Caruso outlined the company’s business goals and platform for growth at a recent employee meeting.
Caruso Affiliated has steadily built its retail portfolio while also making strategic moves into new real estate types such as luxury residential communities and hotel development, and last year launched a division to pursue airport retail opportunities.
Caruso Affiliated also announced two additional executive changes, naming Jackie Levy as senior VP operations, and Matt Middlebrook as senior VP development. Both will report to Kurzawa.